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A professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City which plays in the NBA Midwest Division. The Jazz name was a carry-over from the team's original home in New Orleans, where they started in 1974, and was kept when the team moved to Utah in 1979. The team is currently owned by Utah auto-dealer & business mogul Larry H. Miller and plays home games in the Delta Center arena. The team has made it to the NBA finals several times, but has never won the championship.

Notable members of the Jazz team have included:

The original team logo, used until the mid-90's, combined a musical note & a basketball for the J, and looked something like this:


                   ,----------------,,
                  /                // /   /""/"",'|   /   /
                 /                // /   /  / ,'--|  /---/      
                / _______________// |___/  / /    | /   /
               / /  __     ______________  __________ 
              / /  /  \\   """""""/     // """/     //
   .-'"|"`-. / /  /    \\        /     //    /     //
  /\   |   /' /  //\    \\      /     //    /     //
 |__|  |  |__|  //__\    \\    /     //    /     //
 |  |  |  |  | //""""\    \\  /     //    /     //
  \/   |   \/ //      \    \\/     //___ /     //____ -bodom-
   `-._|_.-' ''        `----'-----''----'-----'------'
The current logo, which shows the mountains of Utah on top, the bottom half of a basketball, and the word "Jazz" in front, is harder to represent in ASCII art, but looks something like this:

                     _..--"""""--.._
                  ,-'     ,|.       `-.
                ,'    _../ | \--,._    `.
              ,'   ,;'/\/  |  !'|\ `-.   `.
             /   ,;/|\' \,|\  | > Y\/`;.   \
            / <""  /   ,' | \ |/,'`.   \\ __\...---"""
           |  |   |  ,;'`'   `___...--,/""     /==="""
          |   |   |__...---/ /       /'--";   /-""""
          |  |   | `|      |'"""/   /   </..-/>  __...-
          |  |   | |   /|  >  </.--/>   /   '--"/_..--""
          | <| __|><.-'-'""|  /   /--"//__..--""
      __...||"" | |        | /  __..--"" |   |
      |   | |   | |  |""|_.i'-"" |      /   /
      |   \/   | |..-'     _.-"""|"-._.'   /
       \     __;   `-....-'     /  ,-'   ,'
        `""""   `.    `-.._____;.-'    ,'
                  `-.               ,-'
                     `--.._____..--' -bodom-

Reference: http://www.nba.com/jazz/history/
ASCII art by Brian Odom (btodom@sep.com) who says "Please feel free to distribute."

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